Coronavirus Resource Center
HOW TO STAY HEALTHY AT WORK: As more of our members get back on the job, we know safety measures like keeping 6 feet apart are challenging. But it is important to practice social distancing and protect yourself in other ways like:
General Information about the Unemployment Insurance Program: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment/
To file a UI claim online: https://www.ezarc.adws.arkansas.gov/
To file a claim by telephone number: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment/ark-line/
Arkansas State Health Department: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/
General Information about the Unemployment Insurance Program: https://www.louisianaworks.net/hire/vosnet/Default.aspx
To file a UI claim online: https://www.louisianaworks.net/hire/vosnet/Default.aspx
To file a claim by telephone number: Call 1-866-783-5567
Louisiana State Health Department: http://ldh.la.gov/
General Information about the Unemployment Insurance Program: https://www.mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/claims-information/
To file a UI claim online: https://www.mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/claims-information/
To file a claim by telephone number: 1-888-844-3577
Mississippi State Health Department: https://msdh.ms.gov
General Information about the Unemployment Insurance Program: https://www.ok.gov/oesc/Claimants/
To file a UI claim online: https://unemployment.state.ok.us/W2.aspx
Oklahoma State Health Department: https://www.ok.gov/health/
General Information about the Unemployment Insurance Program: https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services
To file a UI claim online: https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services#applyForBenefits
See these additional tips for Texans
Texas State Health Department: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/
HEAR FROM THE EST: Please watch this video message from EST Engels about help for members during this crisis: https://youtu.be/O9CF4X2npyE
Please watch this short video message from Jason Engels, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Central South Carpenters, about COVID-19 and its effects on all of us. Click here.
Health Funds: http://www.centralsouthcarpenters.org/MemRetirement.xml
Council Representative Contact: http://www.centralsouthcarpenters.org/Council.xml
The CSCRC is following state and federal guidelines to reduce virus transmission and expansion in the workplace.
We will continue to provide all forms of service and support to our members.
Offices will remain open, but we encourage you to visit the office only if necessary and to use the phone or email for routine questions. Find your contact info here: http://www.centralsouthcarpenters.org/Council.xml
If you must visit a Council or Local office, please wash your hands and complete hand sanitization upon entry to the building.
Representatives will continue to make job site visits.
All training centers are temporarily closed. We will update all members when training resumes.
Eligible UBC members can now use the CITF's Learning Management System to take an online course to be trained in ICRA (Infection Control Risk Assessment). UBC members who are trained provide much needed expertise in this crisis to ensure that proper protocol is followed and proper containment measures are being taken. Check out the courses "ICRA: Best Practices in Health-Care Construction" and "COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification" here: https://www.carpenters.org/resource-hub/for-our-members. You'll need a computer or tablet to take the course, and if you have trouble logging in, reach out to your Local Union to verify your email address.
Members are urged to take the online COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification courses: https://bit.ly/3dXVwVX
Training credentials renewal expiration dates have been extended. Click here for details: https://bit.ly/33JcPVM
All training centers are closed in all five states until further notice.